Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Crab Cake

Tori appears to be getting molars and sticks close to the sitter and her parents. She wants to be held a lot and to sleep with us. If we give her medicine at the right time, we can usually avoid some of the crabiness. She has moved tot he bigger car seat now and is very happy with that. Unfortunately, she would rather be sitting where Ollie does behind the passenger seat. Doesn't like sitting behind Daddy. The fights are increasing in number and Tori is no stranger to yelling and crying about them. She does not like to share and gets into serious trouble for that. We finally found a costume for her, of a pink fairy. She enjoyed playing in it this weekend. Huts should be posting that photo soon.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Daddy Mine

Tori is a Daddy's girl. She always goes to Daddy first, and when Mommy embraces Daddy, she comes running to break it up. "My Daddy," she tells me, Last night she snuggled into his arms, and every time I tried to hug Huts, she would embrace him too and push me away. Daddy, it's all about Daddy.

Tori has also been using the words, "Mama" and "Daddy" a lot lately. It is strange to hear her say them. "Hi, Mama." she always says to me after work. "Daddy, this, Daddy, that." Chatterbox #2.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tori the Sourpuss

Tori did not fare as well as Ollie at Grandma Vickie's. She didn't sleep well at all at night and her naps got cut short. She also wasn't too keen on Mom and Dad holding the twins. i had to give up Alivia once to hold Tori. When she was in a good mood, she ate well and played somewhat with the kids. She got a bit upset when Amber for using the swing. Oh well, it was Amber's swing.

Anyway, the weekend is over and Tori can now relax and get back into the swing of things.


Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Familial Visit

Grandma and Grandpa Erickson came for a visit this weekend. They brought along Great-Grandpa Dean. Tori was a bit shy in the beginning, but as soon as the gifts came out, she was over her shyness. She was immediately attracted to a pink sweat suit and had to put it on right away. It was a bit big for her yet, but it fit right over her jean shorts she was wearing. Her shirt came off and she had to have it zipped up. Luckily, she didn't try to run or she might've tripped over the legs. She'll grow into most of the winter clothes this year.

Once everyone got up from their nap (grandparents included), we went out to eat at Logans Steakhouse. Tori got to sit at the head of the table and ate a lot of her macaroni, but didn't come out too messy. After her bath Tori played several games with grandma, like hide and seek grandma's jewelry. She also showed her Grandparents what kind of monster she could be by imitating a hideous growl.

She tried camping out with her big brother, but didn't make it through the night and ended up sleeping with her dad in her bed. Sunday we went to the family reunion, which was at the former elementary school in McLean. There was plenty of play equipment for Tori to play. She was a bit shy around all the people, but once lunch started she was ready to eat. After lunch she played more and was ready to head home. She was a bit crabby the rest of the night because her nap was cut short. She had a good time though and seems to be ready to go on our trip this weekend to see the twins her Mama's cousin just had.